Etiquette for Telephone Conference IEP Meetings. Philip Patterson Coordinator of Special Education California State University, Bakersfield [email protected] Shandelyn Williams Director of Special Education Antelope Valley Union High School District [email protected] Agenda.
When conducting IEP team meetings and
placement meetings pursuant to Sections 614,
615(e), and 615(f)(1)(B), and carrying out
administrative matters under Section 615 (such as
scheduling, exchange of witness lists and status
conferences), the parent of a child with a disability
and an LEA may agree to use alternative means of
meeting participation, such as video conferences
and conference calls. [614(f)]
Teleconference parents/caregivers to participate in the IEP process.
Use of telecommunication
equipment to conduct
Use of a telephone to
communications.Teleconference vs. Telephone Conference
Allows more than 2 parties to communicate at the same time. This option may involve operator assistance depending on your telephone service.
Allows one party with a
communicate with an
operator who then
relays the message
orally to a third party.
Strive for courtesy and
Start-Up parents/caregivers to participate in the IEP process.
Welcome, explanation of purpose & roles
Explanation of child and parent rights
Decision making process
Present Performance Levels
Strengths & Challenges
Assessment information and parent input
Review of current goals and objectives
Goals and Objectives
What do we want the student to know, understand and do in a year?
Transition Plan (if applicable)
What activities will support the student’s transition from school to adult living?
Placement and Services
Where will goals and objectives be implemented?
Percentage of time outside of general education
Services to support placement
Obtain signaturesCommon IEP Agenda
Guidelines for tape recorded
meetings are a regional
issue. States or school
districts may have their own
specific policies. Twelve
states require that all parties
in a telephone conversation
have knowledge and give
consent to being tape
California parents/caregivers to participate in the IEP process.
WashingtonStates Requiring Knowledge and Consent
Telephone Conference IEP meetings are the exception
not the rule.